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  • CA – Drawn Together 2015

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    Press Release:

    Drawn Together unites storytellers from around the country to support Access Books and school libraries. This once-in-a-lifetime event features four famous children’s book authors and illustrators: Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants), Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate) and Stephan Pastis (Timmy Failure, Pearls Before Swine). During Drawn Together, the authors will discuss writing, drawing, and the creative process to an enthusiastic crowd. Julie Bowen from the hit ABC comedy Modern Family will be our Mistress of Ceremonies.

    Doors open on Saturday June 20, 2015 at noon for book, t-shirt, and poster purchases; event starts at 1:00 p.m.

    Following the presentation, fans will have the opportunity to meet the authors and have their event tickets or posters signed.

    ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT SCHOOL LIBRARIES.

    BUY TICKETS HERE.

    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    111 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
    (323) 850-2000

    MA – The Magician’s Land Signing

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    Harvard Book Store welcomes the award-winning author of The Magicians Trilogy LEV GROSSMAN and the acclaimed author of The Wicked Years series GREGORY MAGUIRE for a discussion of the paperback release of Lev’s book The Magician’s Land on Wednesday June 10, 2015 at 6:00 PM. This event includes a book signing.

    About the book:

    Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can’t hide from his past, and it’s not long before it comes looking for him.

    Along with Plum, a brilliant young undergraduate with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of gray magic and desperate characters. But all roads lead back to Fillory, and his new life takes him to old haunts, like Antarctica, and to buried secrets and old friends he thought were lost forever. He uncovers the key to a sorcery masterwork, a spell that could create magical utopia, a new Fillory—but casting it will set in motion a chain of events that will bring Earth and Fillory crashing together. To save them he will have to risk sacrificing everything.

    The Magician’s Land is an intricate thriller, a fantastical epic, and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent conclusion, confirming it as one of the great achievements in modern fantasy. It’s the story of a boy becoming a man, an apprentice becoming a master, and a broken land finally becoming whole.

    $5 tickets on sale on May 19 at 9am

    The Brattle Theatre
    40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    CA – An Evening with Brad Meltzer

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    Author Brad Meltzer appears with writer Brian K. Vaughan to discuss the writing life and his new novel, The President’s Shadow, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 on 8:00 PM!

    Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and seven other bestselling thrillers including The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, The Book of Lies, and The Fifth Assassin. His newest novel is The President’s Shadow.

    In addition to his fiction, Brad is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for Non-Fiction (History Decoded), Advice (Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter), Children’s Books (I Am Amelia Earhart, I Am Abraham Lincoln, I Am Albert Einstein, and I Am Rosa Parks) and even comic books (Justice League of America, Green Arrow, Identity Crisis), for which he won the prestigious Eisner Award.

    He is also the host of Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2 and Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel. The Hollywood Reporter recently put him on their list of Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors.

    His other non-fiction books, Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter, are collections of heroes – from Jim Henson to Sally Ride — that he’s been working on since the day his kids were born. His most recent work of nonfiction is History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time.

    He’s also one of the co-creators of the TV show, Jack & Bobby.

    Presented by Live Talks LA.

    Purchase tickets at the link…

    Anne and Jerry Moss Theatre
    Herb Alpert Educational Village
    New Roads School
    3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

    CA – The Smartest Book in the World Signing

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    Press Release:

    Internationally renowned comedian Greg Proops appears at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Sunday May 31st at 2:00 PM to sign his cultural dictionary, subtitled A Lexicon of Literary, A Rancorus Reportage, A Concise Curriculum of Cool. Best known for starring on the hit improv comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Proops delivers a hilarious reference guide for everything from noteworthy names of the ancient world to baseball. In The Smartest Book in the World, Proops uses his signature wit to give you everything you need to know to always be the smartest person in the room. Join us in celebrating Proops’ bold comedic novel based on his sensational, iTunes Top 10 podcast that has been downloaded more than nine million times.

    This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of The Smartest Book in the World from Mysterious Galaxy, available May 5, starting at 10 AM!

    If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are processed after the event. Instead, please come by or call the store and purchase the book on or after the on-sale date.

    Mysterious Galaxy Books
    5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
    858-268-4747

    CA – Music of Animaniacs LIVE

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    Composer Randy Rogel and Rob Paulsen (Voice of Yakko Warner, Pinky, and currently Donatello on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) appear at the Namba Performing Arts Space on Saturday June 13, 2015 to perform songs and music from the animated series ANIMANIACS! The songs are lively, quick-witted, and connect with an audience from 7 to 70.  All proceeds will be donated to benefit the NAMBA Performing Arts Space.

    Get tickets at the link…

    Namba Performing Arts Space
    47 S. Oak Street, Ventura, CA 93001
    805-628-9250

    NYC – The Presidents Shadow Launch Party

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    Brad Meltzer signs at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday June 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

    Author Event
    Join us to celebrate the release of #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer’s newest title in his ‘Culper Ring’ series … The President’s Shadow, a gripping novel of one of our country’s greatest hidden secrets.

    Special Instructions
    Books must be purchased at this Barnes & Noble location for attendance and priority seating.

    Barnes & Noble – Union Square
    33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
    212-253-0810

    CA – Rory the Dinosaur Signing

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    Liz Climo is a children’s book author, a comic artist, and an animator for the TV show The Simpsons — and she is hosting our Storytime! Liz will be reading and signing her new children’s book Rory the Dinosaur at 3:00 pm on Saturday June 6, 2015.

    About this Author
    Liz Climo is a character artist for The Simpsons TV series and has worked on The Lebrons and Seth Macfarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy. She also the author of Le Petit Monde de Liz, a comic collection published in France as well as a forthcoming children’s book. She lives in Los Angeles.

    Barnes & Noble
    3600 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95117
    408-984-3495

    OR – Legend of Korra Signing

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    Press Release:

    Things From Another World is excited to announce a signing with Bryan Konietzko, the co-creator of Nickelodeon’s hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Be sure to visit Portland TFAW on Wednesday, May 27th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet this talented creator in person.

    This is a free event, but attendees will need to present their ticket to get their items signed. Tickets are available for free to the public via the Eventbrite website. Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra items will be available for purchase at the event. There will be a limit of two items signed per person.

    THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! THERE ARE NO MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE.

    Get your free tickets today at the link…

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Things From Another World
    2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
    (503) 284-4693

    Elvira Appears at Boston Comic Con 2015

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    ELVIRA, the one and only Mistress of the Dark, joins us for Boston Comic Con 2015! The first horror host ever to be syndicated nationally, Elvira is one of the most original and outrageous icons of popular culture for over thirty years. Her countless appearances include two nationally syndicated television series, two feature films, and most recently she co-wrote, produced and starred in 13 Nights of Elvira for Hulu. Please note Elvira herself will ONLY appear on Saturday August 1st but her alter-ego actress/writer Cassandra Peterson will be available for autographs all weekend long. ;)

    Previously announced guests include: Stan Lee, Hayley Atwell, Robin Lord Taylor, Brett Dalton, Thomas Jane, Eduardo Risso, Humberto Ramos, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Tony Moore, Jason Latour, Joelle Jones, Steve Lieber, Annie Wu, Franco Aureliani, J. Bone, Frank Brunner, Michael Cho, Jeff Dekal, Evan Dorkin, Sara Dyer, Gerry Duggan, Mike Henderson, Mike Kunkel, John Layman, Stacey Lee, Laura Martin, Phil Noto, Dan Panosian, Yanick Paquette, Jeff Parker, Andrew C. Robinson, Kurtis J. Wiebe, Joshua Williamson, Brian Azzarello, Nick Bradshaw, Eric Canete, Frank Cho, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Andy Belanger, Stephanie Buscema, CB Cebulski, Dave Johnson, Joe Prado, Tim Sale, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Stephane Roux, Frank Tieri, and more!

    Tickets are now available for purchase. Please note that this year tickets will be sold ONLINE ONLY, there will not be any on-site ticket sales.

    If you are coming in from out of town, the official Boston Comic Con hotel is the Seaport Hotel which is attached to the show venue (The Seaport World Trade Center).

    About Boston Comic Con:
    The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday July 31st, Saturday August 1st, and Sunday August 2nd at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

    TX – Gumption Signing

    gumptionNick Offerman signs his new book at BookPeople on Wednesday, June 3rd at 7:00 PM!

    Press Release:

    Actor, Writer, Humorist, & Carpenter NICK OFFERMAN speaking & signing Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers here at BookPeople!

    Tickets for the signing are now available!

    Tonight we are thrilled to welcome Nick Offerman, bestselling author, comedian, and critically acclaimed actor on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, to BookPeople with his book about the lives of those who have inspired him. The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing and only available from BookPeople. Please see below for ticket details.
    EVENT & TICKET GUIDELINES:

    The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public.
    Tickets are required for the signing.
    Tickets cost as much as the price of one copy of Gumption, plus tax.
    Each ticket grants access to the signing line for ONE person.
    Each ticket will be exchanged for ONE copy of Gumption at the signing table the day of the event.
    Tickets are lettered. After Offerman speaks, we will call people up to have their books signed according to the letter on their tickets.
    Additional guidelines to come!
    If you can’t make the event, please give us a call on Thursday 6/04/15 to inquire about the availability of signed copies: 512-472-5050.

    ABOUT NICK OFFERMAN

    Nick Offerman is People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive 2012: Moustache Edition, currently stars in the NBC series Parks and Recreation. His numerous television and movie appearances include roles in Childrens Hospital, 21 Jump Street, and The Men Who Stare at Goats. Offerman lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Megan Mullally, where he spends his time off-set running the Offerman Woodshop, where he builds canoes, dining room tables, and mustache combs.

    ABOUT GUMPTION

    After the great success of his autobiography, Paddle Your Own Canoe, Offerman now focuses on the lives of those who inspired him. From George Washington to Willie Nelson, he describes twenty-one heroic figures and why they inspire in him such great meaning. He’ll combine both serious history with light-hearted humor—comparing, say, George Washington’s wooden teeth to his own experience as a woodworker. The subject matter will also allow Offerman to expound upon his favorite topics, which readers love to hear—areas such as religion, politics, woodworking and handcrafting, agriculture, creativity, philosophy, fashion, and, of course, meat.

    BookPeople
    603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
    (512) 472-5050

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